posted on May, 16 2008 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by Extralien
Extra, I certainly hope this isn't another 'Apollo Moon Hoax' threads!!
BTW, thanks for the link the Apollo 12 DVD set, gonna buy it!
As to the escape tunnel, leading to the bunker! Great find, something I never knew before. I'll defer to ngchunter here, but consider this
There were a lot of people on the gantry pre-launch. If MC detected ANYTHING going amiss in that pile of volatile fuel sitting on the Pad, then that
tube to that bunker was dfor their sake, as well as the astronauts, if they'd arrived yet. Notice James said there was room and food for 20 people
for 24 hours??
As to the Wiki entry...depending on the situation, once strapped in, and the hatch closed...the three guys would have a heck of a time unstrapping,
disconnecting the O2, and trying to fumble through a tiny hatch unassisted. So, that escape rocket tower was designed to get them to safety, up to
altitude, then jettision and allow the parachutes to bring them dow to sea.
ngc, I hope I got it right, you can fill in the blanks.
By the way....I just put my logical thinking cap on, and it seemed the best explanation.